The Seventy-Five Day Interval

Dani'el 12: 11-12

    The Millennium will not begin the day immediately following the last day of the Great Tribulation because there will be a seventy-five day interval. During this time, between the Great Tribulation and the start of the messianic Kingdom, a number of events will occur. Dani'el describes this interval: From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days (Dani'el 12:1-12).

    The Great Tribulation has often been described as having 1,260 days, which is the same as three-and-a-half years. Sometimes it refers to the first half of the Great Tribulation, from the signing of the seven-year covenant that the national leaders of Israel signs with the antichrist, to the takeover of the Tribulation Temple and the abomination that causes desolation (see Dr – The Abomination That Causes Desolation). Other times it refers to the second half of the Tribulation, from the abomination that causes desolation to the Second Coming, during which time the antichrist will rule the world. The death of the antichrist and the end of the Great Tribulation will come 1,260 days after its midpoint.

    However, in this Dani'el passage, two other figures are given. The first is 1,290 days, or an additional thirty days, during which time the abomination that causes desolation will remain in the Tribulation Temple before it is removed. The second figure is 1,335 days, which is 45 days beyond the 1,290-day period and 75 days beyond the 1,260-day period. A special blessing is pronounced on those who will make it to the 1,335th day. In other words, those who survive the seventy-five day interval will be blessed by entering the messianic Kingdom. There will be many who will fail and die during this time.421 Nine things will occur during these seventy-five days:

1. The abomination that causes desolation, or the physical Tribulation Temple itself will be destroyed.

2. The antichrist and the false prophet will be thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur for a thousand years (Revelation 19:20).

3. Satan will be bound in the abyss for a thousand years to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years are ended (Revelation 20:1-3).

4. The sheep Gentiles will be separated from the goat Gentiles (Joel 3:1-3; Matthew 25:31-33).

5. The righteous of the TaNaKh will be resurrected (Isaiah 26:19 and Dani'el 12:2).

6. Tribulation martyrs will also be resurrected (Revelation 20:4).

7. The First Resurrection of believers will take place (Revelation 20:4 and 6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, and First Thessalonians 4:13-18).

8. The marriage feast of the Lamb will be celebrated (Rev 19:9; Matt 22:1-14 and 25:1-13).

9. The renovation of the heavens and the earth (Isaiah 65:17).

    Since it is impossible to determine their sequential order, these events will be dealt with thematically rather than chronologically.421


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